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  • The Queen's Royal Diamond Jubilee
  • The Queen's Royal Diamond Jubilee
  • Approx. 13 minutes from Russell Square Underground Station to Waterloo.

    Join the huge festivities in London this summer as Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee to mark a 60 year reign as Britain’s monarch. In the heart of the lively city special Diamond Jubilee events will be taking place across London over the bank holiday weekend of 2th - 5th June 2012.

    This will include a Diamonds exhibition and concert at Buckingham Palace, a Pageant on the River Thames, a Jubilee Big Lunch and the lighting of the 2,012 beacons at The Tower of London and throughout the United Kingdom. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will also attend a Service of Thanksgiving with a formal carriage Procession at St Paul’s Cathedral.

    The main event will see a flotilla of up to 1,000 boats, assembled from across the UK, Commonwealth and worldwide, accompanying the specially-adapted Royal Barge along the River Thames from Putney Bridge to Canary Wharf, on Sunday 3 June 2012. Stretching over seven miles, the waterborne procession will take up to an hour an a half to pass under 12 bridges, watched by over a million people lining the banks of the Thames. Music, fireworks, waterjets and special effects including a mechanical flame-spitting dragon will add to the spectacle.

    On Monday 4th June as with the Queen's Silver and Gold Jubilees, a beacon chain will once more be lit on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee. Beacon lighting has a long tradition in Britain, and has been used to celebrate royal weddings and coronations as well as jubilees. Once a communication tool, a beacon chain has become a symbol of unity, connecting cities, towns and villages across the UK. Her Majesty will light the final beacon at approximately 10.30pm in central London.

    This is the perfect opportunity to see the sights of London and enjoy a family fun-filled day out, as we hang up the bunting and wave our Union Jacks to help celebrate such a wonderful event!

    2nd - 5th June 2012
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